Legend

Legend

Book - 2011
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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Publisher: New York :, Putnam,, [2011].
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780399256752
Characteristics: 305 pages ;,22 cm.

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torresc89
Nov 20, 2018

The live story was kind of interesting but mostly annoying. The story is definitely riveting as the two characters finally cross paths.

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Gwen904
Oct 16, 2018

'Legend' is an intense ride of thrills, twists, romance, and a futuristic society. Like many YA novels, it features a strong heroine and her love interest, a handsome criminal. Unlike many YA novels, it has fantastic world building, plot, and premise, and the characters do rise above common trends. Sometimes the book struggles to differentiate itself from the genre of YA fiction, and sometimes it's a touch predictable and slow-moving, but overall this was a well-written and suspenseful read—truly LEGENDary (see what I did there??).

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ZenMoses
Sep 26, 2018

in my top ten bets books ive ever read in my life

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DeniseSYZhang
Jul 16, 2018

I loved this book a lot! A friend recommended it to me and I didn't regret reading it. It had a lot of plot twists and is definitely one of my favourites.

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ae0025
Mar 25, 2018

Saw the book as a “thought you would like” after reading the divergent and hunger games trilogy’s, and thought I would try it. It was pretty good, but I think the book needed a stronger plot, because of you really think about it, not that much happens. (SPOLIER AHEAD) The whole government regulated plague thing I thought was hilarious bacuase that was one of the main things that happens in a book that I’m writing before I read this so that was really coincidental! I don’t really recommend this book to adults because I think they will find it to boring, or to young kids, because they usually like more action, but for teens, I think this book was great and can’t wait to read the next time nes in the trilogy!

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hfaulkner7
Feb 06, 2018

Honestly, I was kind of disappointed by this book! A friend recommended it to me for a novel study we did in class. So, I thought I'd try it out! I started reading Legend, and immediately wished I hadn't. I never wanted to keep reading. Even though it's mostly an action-packed book, it wasn't interesting to me. Most books, I will finish reading them, because I have to know what happens at the end. I never finished Legend... That being said, it's definitely not the worst thing I've read, and I have to admit that later on in this book it gets a bit more interesting...Still, certainly not my favourite.

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ThePlumBigD
Jan 23, 2018

The book didn't really have any fast paced action. It did end in a sort of cliff hanger suspense like state, but not much happened.

A very good book, its fast paced, but nothing much happens, which leaves you wanting more by the end of the book. Was I the only one whose book had blood on most of the pages? I just thought I would ask. lol.

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blobmistro
Sep 24, 2017

This such an amazing series to read over the summer. I plan on reading this book again because i loved it so much. The author is a total genuis and this is one of my favorite books to read. It is so dramitic but a little violent and is so intense and intruiging. All of Marie Lu's books are great but this is one of my favorites!!!!!!

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 23, 2017

This book absolutely made me jump out of my skin with amazement, yeah? (Only people who have read this novel will understand my joke) Yup, it was THAT good. Two teens who could have been fraternal twins, they were so alike, but were born into absolute different worlds (not literally), had always been taught to hate each other. Then, one of them was accused of murdering the other's brother and they start to understand how dire the real situation is. They must fight hard for what they believe in and they must be prepared to lose everything. Outstanding. You MUST read this.

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burgundy_wren_15
Oct 01, 2018

burgundy_wren_15 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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hfaulkner7
Feb 06, 2018

hfaulkner7 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 23, 2017

BudgiesNbooks thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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anisamusic
Aug 09, 2017

anisamusic thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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SuperFuzzyBunny
Jul 17, 2017

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beckie5454
Apr 22, 2017

beckie5454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 9

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amoussa
Mar 13, 2017

amoussa thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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nhipkat867
Feb 19, 2017

nhipkat867 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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RiyaAffrin
Nov 30, 2016

RiyaAffrin thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

black_pony_62 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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MeteaGR
Aug 28, 2016

“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his
words.”

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jmli
Aug 07, 2016

"Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."

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genius_girl
Jul 26, 2016

"You try to walk in the light."
-Day

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parnoosh
Jul 15, 2016

"You're brilliant, but you're a fool to stay with someone like me."

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karenlucero
Jul 10, 2016

"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."

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tk28281
Jun 25, 2016

"I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.”

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Oct 03, 2015

Why? You afraid of me or something? Only brave enough to shoot people' s mothers? Page 218 ( could'nt write all of it but those 2 pages were good)

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Sarica140
Aug 19, 2015

Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time." Page 304

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Sarica140
Aug 19, 2015

Few people kill for the right reasons, June," he said after a long silence. "Most do it for the wrong reasons. I just hope you never have to be in either category." Page 250

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MJWgriz09
Jul 30, 2015

June- I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie cheat and steal to find you., tempt you out of your hiding place and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this one promise: YOUR LIFE IS MINE

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NeverEndingCycle
Dec 27, 2014

Violence: Some shooting, and very little kissing

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deannamt
Aug 13, 2014

Violence: Some shooting but doesn't describe and BTW there is onlt like 2 or 3 kisses

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: just hanging of the cliff scenes

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

Sexual Content: toooooooooo much kissing

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sewong
Jan 21, 2014

Violence: guns and bullets and knives and stuff like that. also FYI people die

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Sexual Content: A lot of kissing.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Violence: violence but nothing worse than :he got shot in the head blood flowed down the wound

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Mahala
Feb 27, 2012

Violence: Fighting, blood shed, violence

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jmli
Aug 13, 2016

A rich-sector girl—June Iparis—and a poor-sector boy—Day Wing—cross paths, as the boy is framed for the murder of the girl's brother.

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Simone121
Jun 24, 2015

June and Day are 15 years old and living in The Republic, which is at war with the Patriots and the Colonies. June is a prodigy with a perfect score on her trial, and is on her way to becoming a wealthy soldier, even though she likes to cause a bit of trouble. Day on the other hand failed his trial, and he lives on the street with a girl named Tess as one of the most "annoying" criminals. Their lives have no reason to cross, until June's older brother is killed and Day becomes the prime suspect in the case. June is given the mission of hunting Day down. But, when June finally meets Day, the situation takes a different turn, and they uncover the truth of who really killed June's brother, and to what lengths the republic will go to in order to keep it's secrets.

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BieberFever108
Oct 18, 2012

Legend is a book about a post-apocalyptic world with a ruthless government( the Republic). The government wants to separate the strong from the weak so they have every kid take a Trial to see if they are good to keep around. It follows two 15 year olds who are on different sides. One is a girl named June who is a Trial and Military Prodigy and who's brother has been recently murdered. The other is a Boy who is on the run. He causes trouble with the Republic and is Wanted. In the end they find that they are working together for the same thing.

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Mahala
Feb 27, 2012

Legend tells the story of a two remarkable 15-year-olds, Day and June, living on West cost of the United States now known as The Republic. This book instantly reminded me of Aladdin because Day is from a very poor area of The Republic and steals from the rich to help out his family and community. June on the other hand, has grown up in one of the wealthiest areas and has everything she could ask for and a secure future. Their paths suddenly cross after June's brother is murdered during a hospital break-in attempt by Day. The Republic's military uses June's thirst for revenge and has her track Day and bring him to justice. However, June soon finds out her safe world has not been what it appeared to be at all.

In 2130, the Republic rules the western part of post-apocalyptic America and grooms their most promising young into soldiers. One of their elite is fifteen-year-old June, a military prodigy and the only person to score a perfect 1500 at the Trials. On the opposite side of town, fifteen-year-old Day lives on the streets and fights injustice on his own terms. His remarkable ability to make the Republic look bad has landed him on the Republic’s most wanted list. When a new strain of the plague appears, Day’s brother is infected and his family is quarantined. Since only the privileged can afford the luxury of medicine, Day’s family has no choice but to let the plague take its course. In a desperate attempt to secure a vial of the vaccine for his younger brother, Day breaks into the laboratory at the local hospital. However, things go terrible wrong and Day is pursued by Republic Captain Iparis, June’s brother. When Captain Iparis is found dead, Day is the prime suspect. Vowing to bring her brother’s killer to justice, June plans a covert operation to flush out Day. While undercover, June meets a mysterious young man who saves her from an enraged mob of gamblers. As she discovers his true identity and the Republic’s dark secrets, June must make a decision that will change her life forever.

Grades 8-12, 305 pages

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